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    Paint colour codes

    Hi

    Does anyone have the PPG paint code for Carnival Red. I have the original ICI paint code and a Sikkens code, but cannot find a conversion from those to PPG. Unfortunately my man with the spray...
  2. Thread: SC Parts

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    Re: SC Parts

    The biggest problem with SC parts is that they do not tell you if a part is not in stock. With some of our Healey parts being difficult to source this can mean a wait of months while the part is...
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    Safety Devices Roll over Bar

    This is probably a query for UK and European members.
    Has anyone fitted a Safety Devices bolt in Roll Over Bar to a BJ8?The reason I ask about fitting to a BJ8 is that I obtained a roll over bar...
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    Re: V8's return to Nassau

    Great posting. That looks fun.I can't wait to see the race video.
    On the subject of fuel boiling in your float bowls, I had exactly the same problem at the beginning of the season.I fully understand...
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    Re: Fitting Harnesses

    Thanks for the link Randy.All very useful stuff.Exactly what I was looking for. If I can't get the shoulder straps to mount on the rear panel giving the desired 90 to my back I will have a bar added...
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    Re: Fitting Harnesses

    The existing anchorage points are on the rear side panel, one at each side, for fitting a lap and diagonal 3 point belt.
    For a four point harness I need an additional two anchorage points per seat...
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    Fitting Harnesses

    I need to fit a couple of 4 point harnesses to my BJ8 so that I can take part in some historic demonstration(not timed)hill climbs.
    I can't decide on the best location points for the two rear...
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    Re: Advice for a new BJ8 owner

    I totaly agree with Healey Z

    I picked up my BJ8 just north of Aberdeen in Scotland and drove it to my home near Bordeaux France.( 1000Miles +) Originally I thought a respray was all that was...
  9. Thread: Healey rebuild

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    Re: Healey rebuild

    You are absolutely right.The motor was indeed a 289 but in the '80s it was converted to a 302.They used forged pistons and new con-rods to stroke it to 302.I am no Ford expert but I believe the 289...
  10. Thread: Healey rebuild

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    Re: Healey rebuild

    Richard

    The Nimbus heat shielding is great. Superlight and so far it seems to be really effective.Between the ceramo-metallic mat lining the transmission tunnel and the Nimbus, the cockpit is...
  11. Thread: Healey rebuild

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    Re: Healey rebuild

    Thanks Rick

    I am not certain about the manifolds as I inherited them with the car but I think they are '66 Mustang as that is what I have traced the original motor to - before mods.

    The gearbox...
  12. Thread: Healey rebuild

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    Healey rebuild

    I have finally figured out how to post a link to some of the photos of my Healey rebuild.Many thanks to everyone who has helped with all their excellent advice along the way.

    Best wishes to all,
    ...
  13. Thread: Roll-over bar

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    Re: Roll-over bar

    Thanks to everyone for their very helpful suggestions and advice.

    Wow Randy you should be very proud of that. It is exactly the style I am looking for and beautifully executed.

    It looks like I...
  14. Thread: Roll-over bar

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    Roll-over bar

    I am looking to fit a rear roll-over bar to my BJ8 to compete in some hill climbs. So far none of the ones I have found can be used under a raised soft top.They all either require the roof down or a...
  15. Thread: Servo

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    Re: Servo

    I fitted one of these servos last year. Direct replacement for original and from what I have heard they are from the same manufacturer that supplies all the other suppliers.It also has the advantage...
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    Re: Burl Shift Knob(?)

    Hi Russ

    This is where I got mine. All the other ones I felt were too light in colour.

    I know it's in the UK but postage won't be much for something that size.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Adjusting BJ8 Doors

    Many thanks. Exactly what I needed. I am puzzled though that I did a forum search and even trawled through all postings and did not find this post.What am I doing wrong? I hate to ask advice that has...
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    Adjusting BJ8 Doors

    Has anyone any tips for adjusting BJ8 doors. I am right at the end of my restoration and having fitted the new door seals etc I am finding it impossible to get the doors to engage the striker plates...
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    Re: Tranny Tunnel - Heated Opinions

    I am using kevlar matting which is only 2mm thick and an excellent insulator. So far a great result.On the inside I have used a ceramic / aluminium mat which is glued to the fibreglass, and with a...
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    Alternator heating up

    My car was converted to negative earth many years ago and an alternator fitted (not by me) apparently without any problems. However today while working on the engine I discovered something very odd....
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    Re: BJ8 Rear Drum removal

    Many- many thanks Drambuie. I have managed to locate and order a set of Irwin grip sockets and it is being sent to me from the UK. Everything here in France is Metric and even in the UK tricky to...
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    Re: BJ8 Rear Drum removal

    Thanks to all for taking the time to reply. All very usefull tips. I will try them out first thing tomorrow. It is 40c ( that's 104F !)here today and just a bit hot for using a blowtorch.

    Rick -...
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    BJ8 Rear Drum removal

    I need to remove the rear drums from my BJ8 to replace one of the slave cylinders and am having problems. I just cannot undo the 5 nuts that hold the hub extensions on. They probably haven't been off...
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    Re: Soft Top cover and Tonneau BJ8

    Thanks John and shorn. Exactly the information I needed. Job now done -many thanks.
    I wish I had found this forum 3 years ago when I started my rebuild. Using the previous postings on the forum I...
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    Soft Top cover and Tonneau BJ8

    Hopefully someone can help me. I am fitting a new soft top cover and tonneau to my BJ8 but have run into a few snags. My car does not have the two tennax pegs fitted to the rear shroud between the...
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